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Non-flammable graphene battery wins at CES
New battery technology from Nanotech Energy may revolutionise electric vehicles
6 Jan 2022
By MATT BROGAN
NEVADA-based Nanotech Energy has taken out the prized Innovation Award at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for its innovative graphene-based non-flammable battery technology.
The company’s Graphene-Organolyte batteries can be completely personalised to fit any shape or size and can be used to power electric vehicles, consumer electronics and a variety of other electrified devices.
In a statement issued to media at the CES, Nanotech Energy chairman, co-founder and CEO Dr Jack Kavanaugh, said the new battery technology has the potential to revolutionise electric vehicles and is more stable in extreme temperatures or when punctured or deformed.
“Battery storage has yet to reach its potential – until now. Unlike traditional battery packs that pose serious fire risks, Nanotech Energy’s non-flammable lithium-ion batteries are intrinsically safe and environmentally friendly, which we believe will inspire more industries to switch from gas to electric,” Dr Kavanaugh said.
Nanotech Energy claims its graphene battery can retain more than 80 per cent of its rated capacity of 1400 charging cycles and can be recharged 18 times faster than any other battery currently on the market.
The technology is also capable of maintaining performance in temperature ranges between -40 and +60 degrees Celsius and will hold charge at temperatures as high as 175 degrees Celsius.
Nanotech Energy says its batteries remain fireproof at temperatures in excess of 700 degrees Celsius and can be manufactured on conventional battery production lines without the need for exotic materials.
The technology involves the use of atom-thin graphene sheets to transfer energy, the pliable and highly conductive material capable of lowering a cell’s internal resistance thereby reducing heat generation and improving charging times.
Nanotech Energy has yet to reveal any specifics about the chemical composition of the proprietary liquid electrolyte used in its batteries, or the new separator used to insulate the battery’s electrodes from one another but is expected to announce further details of the technology when production commences later this year.
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